Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hi everyone! I've been quite busy with my knitting this week. I love how quickly worsted weight yarn knits up in comparison to 4ply!

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The sock is clue 2 of Sezzaknits MKAL. A pretty lace pattern which spirals round the leg. Nice and simple to knit although I did forget a YO on one round near the end and had to tink back, whoops!

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The jumper is an Abernathy sweater for my eldest son. I dyed the yarn in an old slow cooker with some acid dye and food colouring. Basically a glug of this and a splash of that >.< As the skeins are all quite different to each other I've been using a technique known as Barber Pole striping which I first read about on Kepanie's blog. It's given me an idea for a future project too which would make more of a feature of the technique. With this project you can't really tell what I'm doing which means I can practice without ruining anything ;-)

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I've changed the cable down the centre so this more complicated looking braid. It's not actually complicated to knit but it looks like it is ;-) My favourite type of cable!

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I've lost a bit of steam with my crochet blanket at the moment. I've got 21 squares to make and then it's just sewing them all together and doing the edging. It's half term next week so I might be able to concentrate on finishing it or I might have no time for crafting at all! Depends on how much supervising my children need.

Hope you get some crafting time this week. I'll be back on Friday to show you the finished shrug I made for my daughter. I'll be linking in with Tami and Ginny today so hop over to their blogs to see what other people are working on :-) Thank you to everyone who commented on my latest socks on Monday's post, they've been keeping my feet toasty warm. I've already wound some yarn to make a pair for Mr Soaring Sheep at some point

29 comments:

  1. That is a pretty blue for your son's sweater.

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    1. Thank you :) It's quite a hard colour to photograph, it's a bit greener in some lights. Hopefully there will be some sunshine when I've finished it ;-)

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  2. Ooooh! I absolutely love the jumper!! The yarn colour is GORGEOUS! i will have to look into the process of it! Socks look really pretty too! Awesome! x

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    1. Thank you :-) Crock pot/slow cooker dyeing is easy peasy if you do it in a haphazard way like I do lol. It's a good job I don't mind the yarn being a one off!

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  3. you are in a blue purply teal mood based on your knitting. Love the colors :)

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    1. lol well actually the jumper yarn is that those colours because that was all I had in the cupboard ;-) I am enjoying working with it though :)

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  4. I love the cables... beautiful work, friend!

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  5. I absolutely love your cable choice for the middle cable. It really makes the project.

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    1. Thank you :) I figured if I'm going to do cables then I want them to be super cabley lol

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  6. I love your knitting. Isn't great to have a simple stitch that looks really complicated. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you :) Best type of stitch work lol

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  7. Wonderful color sweater - those cables are fantastic.

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  8. That's my favourite kind of cable, too! The jumper project looks wonderful :o)

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  9. Love both of your projects, and the finished projects shown in your header are just gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love Abernathy, though I've yet to knit one myself. I like your modified cable :)

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    1. Thank you :) It's a lovely pattern, very simple but with enough detail to keep it interesting :)

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  11. busy fingers this week!!! so many sock kal are apparently going on…..i feel like i'm missing out on something! I did do ysolda's mystery shawl…much fun.

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  12. Wow! Both projects are gorgeous! I'm just a beginner but am inspired!

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    1. Aw thank you :) They're both beginner friendly projects really. There aren't any difficult stitches, it's just having the confidence to start them :)

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  13. Love the hand-dyed yarn. What a great sweater pattern!

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    1. Thanks :) It's a lovely pattern isn't it, I'm really enjoying it

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  14. That cable pattern is lovely, very effective. Love the colour of your yarn.

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